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VirtualizationBackup

It’s that season again! For those of you that might not know, I live in Florida and yes we do have seasons down here. We have Tourist Season, Lovebug Season and of course our best known Hurricane Season. With Hurricane Season starting on June 1st, most companies should have finished their pre-season disaster recovery test by now. Oh how things have changed from the days of flying off to the remote datacenter to have loads of fun restoring the test objectives from tape to prove we had the capabilities to restore the applications and our services slated for that specific test.

CloudComputing

Look at all the pretty clouds! Every day it seems like there are more and more clouds filling the sky and that trend does not appear that is going to change anytime soon. In fact the future, at least with Information Technology, seems like it is going to be entirely in some type of cloud or even multiclouds. To get a picture of where we are going let’s take a moment to look at where we have been.

DataCenterVirtualization

Microsoft and VMware have been, in my opinion, two companies in direct competition with each other during their respective journeys to the cloud. VMware started first, paving the way for virtualization in corporate data centers. One could argue that once VMware demonstrated success with virtualization running corporate critical systems, Microsoft decided to go all in developing…

BusinessAgility

On February 26 in a groundbreaking announcement, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) agreed in a 3 – 2 vote to recognize the rights of two southern US cities (Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Wilson, North Carolina) to build their own publicly owned high-speed Internet networks in areas where incumbents had refused to invest in modern infrastructure to support high-speed broadband connectivity.

CloudComputing

On Monday, February 3rd, during VMware’s Online Launch Event, VMware made the announcement of the latest release of their flagship product “vSphere 6.0.” There are a lot of great features and enhancements with this new release and for this post I wanted to zero in on one specific enhancement, and in my humble opinion, that is where the vMotion technology just became the vDistance technology.

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